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Depaul

This three-story single family residence is located in the Depaul neighborhood of Chicago and was conceived as two independent brick volumes connected by a glass enclosed central stair.  The divided volumes contain spaces with an intimate scale that belie the overall size of the house; as well as provide separation and privacy between functions while maintaining visual connections through the stair hall.

In contrast to the repetitive punched openings of the understated facade, the rear volume’s two-story window wall opens onto a raised patio.  Surrounded by terraced seating and landscaping that hides the three-car garage, the patio extends the informal living spaces of the kitchen and family room to the outdoors.

interiors – leslie jones & associates
construction – fraser construction
photography – steve hall-Hedrich blessing